Period
to 11 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Computer Science Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Computer Science Degree
UK > England
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 292 312 313
Rank change year-on-year +20 +1 +35
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 873 783 775
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.91% 0.82% 0.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.73% 4.35% 3.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 539 492
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £240
90th Percentile £675 £650 £612
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 32 21
England median hourly rate £37.50 £32.97 £21.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.74% +52.01% -31.35%
10th Percentile £17.96 £12.80 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £42.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £33.76 £22.00
% change year-on-year +3.67% +53.45% -33.33%

Computer Science Degree is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 18,455 17,997 19,549
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.14% 18.94% 20.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,982 11,079 12,236
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £260 £230 £245
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 865 817 775
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.96% +5.24%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £26.10 £25.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +2.36% -1.92% +4.00%

Computer Science Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Computer Science Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree within the England region over the 6 months to 11 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -2 471 £500 - 235
South East -26 103 £433 +8.13% 138
North of England +47 94 £445 +48.33% 89
South West +9 79 £400 +14.29% 56
Midlands -3 72 £440 +37.50% 64
Yorkshire +43 54 £525 +44.83% 29
East of England +23 50 £404 +10.65% 90
East Midlands +10 37 £450 +16.13% 18
North West -3 37 £375 +25.00% 47
West Midlands -17 35 £430 +60.75% 46
North East -14 3 £488 +65.25% 13
Computer Science Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Computer Science Degree.

1 872 (99.89%) Degree
2 842 (96.45%) Computer Science
3 352 (40.32%) Agile Software Development
4 253 (28.98%) Java
5 203 (23.25%) Finance
6 197 (22.57%) Python
7 187 (21.42%) JavaScript
8 168 (19.24%) SQL
9 163 (18.67%) DevOps
10 162 (18.56%) C#
11 157 (17.98%) Problem-Solving
12 145 (16.61%) Software Engineering
13 132 (15.12%) Analytical Skills
14 130 (14.89%) HTML
15 125 (14.32%) Linux
16 124 (14.20%) Amazon AWS
16 124 (14.20%) Docker
17 119 (13.63%) OO
18 115 (13.17%) Mathematics
19 114 (13.06%) Microsoft
20 111 (12.71%) CSS
21 110 (12.60%) TDD
22 103 (11.80%) C++
22 103 (11.80%) Git (software)
22 103 (11.80%) Microsoft Azure
23 99 (11.34%) .NET
24 89 (10.19%) Master's Degree
25 88 (10.08%) Algorithms
25 88 (10.08%) Windows
26 87 (9.97%) SQL Server

Computer Science Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 47 (5.38%) Apache Spark
2 34 (3.89%) Apache
3 27 (3.09%) CMS
4 25 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
5 17 (1.95%) IIS
5 17 (1.95%) SharePoint
6 15 (1.72%) Ethereum
6 15 (1.72%) Hyperledger
6 15 (1.72%) nginx
6 15 (1.72%) SAS
6 15 (1.72%) Tomcat
6 15 (1.72%) WebSphere
7 14 (1.60%) Confluence
8 12 (1.37%) Jetty
8 12 (1.37%) Mongrel
9 11 (1.26%) Cloud Foundry
10 8 (0.92%) Drupal
11 6 (0.69%) Apache Pig
11 6 (0.69%) IBM Notes
11 6 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (2.29%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.15%) Chatbot
3 10 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.69%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.57%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.23%) Windchill
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.11%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.11%) GIMP
7 1 (0.11%) Shockwave
7 1 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (1.72%) Distributed Ledger
2 13 (1.49%) R3 Corda
2 13 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.92%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.46%) Endur
5 2 (0.23%) Actimize
5 2 (0.23%) Magento
5 2 (0.23%) MetaTrader
5 2 (0.23%) Sonata
6 1 (0.11%) Eikon
6 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.11%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.11%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 124 (14.20%) Amazon AWS
2 103 (11.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (4.12%) AWS CloudFormation
4 32 (3.67%) Google Cloud Platform
4 32 (3.67%) Serverless
5 31 (3.55%) Office 365
5 31 (3.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 29 (3.32%) Cloud Computing
7 27 (3.09%) Amazon EC2
7 27 (3.09%) Amazon S3
8 25 (2.86%) AWS Lambda
9 22 (2.52%) GitHub
10 21 (2.41%) Amazon ELB
11 19 (2.18%) IaaS
11 19 (2.18%) PaaS
12 16 (1.83%) Mimecast
13 14 (1.60%) Sumo Logic
14 12 (1.37%) SaaS
15 9 (1.03%) Azure Data Factory
15 9 (1.03%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 57 (6.53%) Firewall
2 31 (3.55%) HTTP
3 26 (2.98%) LAN
4 25 (2.86%) DNS
5 23 (2.63%) Internet
6 21 (2.41%) MPLS
7 20 (2.29%) WAN
8 18 (2.06%) VPN
9 17 (1.95%) BGP
9 17 (1.95%) OSPF
10 12 (1.37%) TCP/IP
10 12 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (1.15%) Network Security
12 9 (1.03%) SSL
13 8 (0.92%) Bluetooth
14 7 (0.80%) Wireless
15 6 (0.69%) Cisco IOS
15 6 (0.69%) VoIP
16 5 (0.57%) Cisco ASA
16 5 (0.57%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (9.97%) SQL Server
2 69 (7.90%) Big Data
3 55 (6.30%) NoSQL
4 53 (6.07%) Hadoop
5 46 (5.27%) Relational Database
6 43 (4.93%) Data Warehouse
7 42 (4.81%) PostgreSQL
8 34 (3.89%) Redis
9 32 (3.67%) MySQL
10 28 (3.21%) MongoDB
11 23 (2.63%) Amazon RDS
12 19 (2.18%) Apache Hive
12 19 (2.18%) Blockchain
12 19 (2.18%) HBase
12 19 (2.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 17 (1.95%) Data Lake
13 17 (1.95%) Data Mining
14 16 (1.83%) Oracle Database
15 15 (1.72%) HDInsight
15 15 (1.72%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 103 (11.80%) Git (software)
2 86 (9.85%) Jenkins
3 65 (7.45%) Maven
4 52 (5.96%) Selenium
5 41 (4.70%) JIRA
6 39 (4.47%) Gradle
7 29 (3.32%) JUnit
8 25 (2.86%) Vagrant
9 24 (2.75%) TeamCity
9 24 (2.75%) Visual Studio
10 22 (2.52%) Ant
11 17 (1.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 17 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
12 16 (1.83%) Cucumber
12 16 (1.83%) Eclipse
13 12 (1.37%) CruiseControl
13 12 (1.37%) IntelliJ
13 12 (1.37%) MSBuild
14 11 (1.26%) Travis CI
14 11 (1.26%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 203 (23.25%) Finance
2 57 (6.53%) Banking
3 43 (4.93%) Telecoms
4 33 (3.78%) Marketing
5 32 (3.67%) Retail
6 25 (2.86%) Electronics
7 24 (2.75%) Investment Banking
8 21 (2.41%) Back Office
8 21 (2.41%) Manufacturing
9 19 (2.18%) Front Office
10 18 (2.06%) Financial Institution
11 14 (1.60%) Games
11 14 (1.60%) Legal
12 9 (1.03%) Advertising
13 8 (0.92%) German Language
14 7 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.69%) Mandarin Language
15 6 (0.69%) Publishing
16 4 (0.46%) Cantonese Language
16 4 (0.46%) French Language
Job Titles
1 348 (39.86%) Developer
2 123 (14.09%) Java Developer
3 76 (8.71%) Analyst
4 59 (6.76%) Software Engineer
5 49 (5.61%) Architect
6 40 (4.58%) Consultant
6 40 (4.58%) Tester
7 36 (4.12%) Senior Developer
8 35 (4.01%) .NET Developer
9 28 (3.21%) DevOps Engineer
10 27 (3.09%) Automation Tester
10 27 (3.09%) Azure Engineer
10 27 (3.09%) C# Developer
11 26 (2.98%) Data Engineer
11 26 (2.98%) Python Engineer
12 25 (2.86%) Agile Developer
12 25 (2.86%) Selenium Automation Tester
12 25 (2.86%) Selenium Tester
13 24 (2.75%) Developer in Test
13 24 (2.75%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (14.89%) HTML
2 111 (12.71%) CSS
3 99 (11.34%) .NET
4 80 (9.16%) Web Services
5 75 (8.59%) Spring
6 72 (8.25%) RESTful
7 62 (7.10%) AngularJS
8 60 (6.87%) Kafka
9 56 (6.41%) XML
10 52 (5.96%) Node.js
10 52 (5.96%) REST
11 44 (5.04%) React
12 42 (4.81%) HTML5
12 42 (4.81%) JSON
12 42 (4.81%) Spring Boot
13 29 (3.32%) ASP.NET
14 26 (2.98%) Redux
15 25 (2.86%) Middleware
16 24 (2.75%) CSS3
16 24 (2.75%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 132 (15.12%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (10.08%) Algorithms
3 73 (8.36%) Mobile App
4 53 (6.07%) Management Information System
5 50 (5.73%) Data Structures
6 45 (5.15%) Self-Motivation
7 36 (4.12%) User Experience
8 31 (3.55%) Fintech
9 28 (3.21%) Greenfield Project
10 21 (2.41%) Blog
11 19 (2.18%) Cloud Native
12 18 (2.06%) Device Driver
13 14 (1.60%) Bitcoin
13 14 (1.60%) Client/Server
13 14 (1.60%) Data Centre
13 14 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
14 13 (1.49%) Embedded Systems
15 12 (1.37%) iPad
15 12 (1.37%) PMI
15 12 (1.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 125 (14.32%) Linux
2 88 (10.08%) Windows
3 67 (7.67%) Unix
4 48 (5.50%) Apple iOS
5 47 (5.38%) Android
6 30 (3.44%) Windows Server
7 16 (1.83%) CentOS
8 12 (1.37%) Debian
8 12 (1.37%) Fedora
8 12 (1.37%) Ubuntu
8 12 (1.37%) VMS
9 10 (1.15%) Windows 10
10 8 (0.92%) Embedded Linux
10 8 (0.92%) Solaris
10 8 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.80%) Windows 7
12 6 (0.69%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 842 (96.45%) Computer Science
2 352 (40.32%) Agile Software Development
3 163 (18.67%) DevOps
4 157 (17.98%) Problem-Solving
5 145 (16.61%) Software Engineering
6 119 (13.63%) OO
7 115 (13.17%) Mathematics
8 110 (12.60%) TDD
9 85 (9.74%) Analytics
10 82 (9.39%) Test Automation
11 80 (9.16%) Data Science
12 76 (8.71%) Microservices
13 75 (8.59%) Scrum
14 66 (7.56%) Continuous Integration
15 62 (7.10%) SDLC
16 61 (6.99%) Mentoring
16 61 (6.99%) Open Source
17 60 (6.87%) ITIL
18 59 (6.76%) Project Management
19 57 (6.53%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 253 (28.98%) Java
2 197 (22.57%) Python
3 187 (21.42%) JavaScript
4 168 (19.24%) SQL
5 162 (18.56%) C#
6 103 (11.80%) C++
7 57 (6.53%) PowerShell
8 49 (5.61%) C
9 44 (5.04%) Java 8
10 40 (4.58%) TypeScript
11 39 (4.47%) Go
12 36 (4.12%) Perl
13 35 (4.01%) PHP
14 25 (2.86%) Apple Swift
15 23 (2.63%) R
16 22 (2.52%) Scala
17 21 (2.41%) Shell Script
18 20 (2.29%) Bash Shell
18 20 (2.29%) Ruby
19 16 (1.83%) Rust
Qualifications
1 872 (99.89%) Degree
2 89 (10.19%) Master's Degree
3 43 (4.93%) Security Cleared
4 36 (4.12%) CISSP
5 34 (3.89%) Cisco Certification
6 30 (3.44%) SC Cleared
7 24 (2.75%) CISA
8 22 (2.52%) CEH
9 21 (2.41%) GIAC
9 21 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
9 21 (2.41%) Numerate Degree
10 16 (1.83%) CompTIA Security+
11 15 (1.72%) CCNA
11 15 (1.72%) CISM
11 15 (1.72%) ISEB
11 15 (1.72%) ISTQB
12 14 (1.60%) CCNP
13 13 (1.49%) PMI Certification
14 12 (1.37%) CCIE
15 10 (1.15%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.01%) QA
2 12 (1.37%) GDPR
3 10 (1.15%) SLA
4 9 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.69%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.69%) HIPAA
5 6 (0.69%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.34%) GxP
6 3 (0.34%) PMO
7 2 (0.23%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.11%) Basel III
8 1 (0.11%) COBIT
8 1 (0.11%) ECSS
8 1 (0.11%) GAMP
8 1 (0.11%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.11%) MIL-STD-1553
8 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.11%) PSD2
8 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 124 (14.20%) Docker
2 38 (4.35%) Active Directory
3 25 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (1.95%) Apache Flume
4 17 (1.95%) Hyper-V
5 16 (1.83%) VirtualBox
6 10 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
8 8 (0.92%) HDFS
9 7 (0.80%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 7 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.57%) KVM
10 5 (0.57%) vSphere
11 4 (0.46%) Firmware
11 4 (0.46%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.34%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.34%) XenApp
13 2 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.23%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 68 (7.79%) Ansible
2 49 (5.61%) Terraform
3 39 (4.47%) Puppet
4 38 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
5 36 (4.12%) Kubernetes
6 19 (2.18%) Kibana
6 19 (2.18%) logstash
7 17 (1.95%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 17 (1.95%) Nagios
7 17 (1.95%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 16 (1.83%) Packer
9 15 (1.72%) Salt
9 15 (1.72%) SCCM
10 12 (1.37%) Graylog
11 7 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (0.69%) Oozie
13 5 (0.57%) Data Guard
13 5 (0.57%) Hadoop YARN
13 5 (0.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 4 (0.46%) Ambari
Vendors
1 114 (13.06%) Microsoft
2 76 (8.71%) Oracle
3 48 (5.50%) Google
4 37 (4.24%) Cisco
4 37 (4.24%) VMware
5 36 (4.12%) Splunk
6 26 (2.98%) SAP
7 23 (2.63%) Informatica
8 21 (2.41%) Red Hat
9 17 (1.95%) Alteryx
9 17 (1.95%) IBM
9 17 (1.95%) Proofpoint
10 16 (1.83%) Citrix
10 16 (1.83%) HP
11 15 (1.72%) Talend
12 12 (1.37%) AppDynamics
12 12 (1.37%) Apple
12 12 (1.37%) New Relic
13 11 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
13 11 (1.26%) Sybase